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Definition of historicism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

historicism

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//hɪˈstɒrɪsɪzəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɔːrɪsɪzəm//
 
, NAmE//ˈstɑːrɪsɪzəm//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the theory that cultural and social events and situations can be explained by history Word Origin late 19th cent.: from historic, translating German Historismus.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: historicism